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Symposium on gender and violence
The Women's Studies Research Center at Miami University will sponsor "Gender and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Symposium" Friday, Feb. 26, at Shriver Center.
Keynote address for the symposium will be given by Ann Jones, award-winning journalist and author of Next Time She'll Be Dead: Battering and How to Stop It and Women Who Kill, among other books. She is recognized as an authority on women and criminal justice.
Gender and violence will be discussed from many viewpoints, including the humanities, social sciences, human service professions and the fine arts. Both historical and theoretical perspectives within feminist research and activism will inform discussions.
The symposium is preceded by a film festival 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in 13 Laws Hall. "Hope of Awakening," by Constance Carlisle and "Just Another Four Letter Word: An Interpretive Study of Women and Rape," by Laura Scudiere and Aeryne Hixon, both Miami students, will be shown. The writers/producers will be joined afterward by Berenice Ruhl of Martin University for a discussion.
Schedule is as follows:
8 a.m. Registration, Shriver Center lobby. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. Call 529-4616.
9 a.m. Workshop, multipurpose room A. Rising Out of Domestic Violence: Providing Culturally Specific Group Support for Women of African Descent. Tonya Lovelace, Family Violence Collaborative, Dayton.
9-10:15 a.m. Panel presentation, multipurpose room B. Facilitator: Jill Swienicicki.
10:45-noon. Panel Presentation, multipurpose room B. Facilitator: Mary McDonald.
Noon. Lunch: on your own, or pre-order a box lunch. Call 529-4616 for details.
1-2:30 p.m. Keynote address, multipurpose room B. Welcome from President James C. Garland.
2:45-4 p.m. Panel presentation, multipurpose room B. Facilitator: Katie Johnson.
4:15-4:45 p.m. Heistand Art Gallery. "Reclaiming the Night" photography presentation, Deborah Orloff, photography, University of Toledo.
4:45-6 p.m. Reception for all symposium attendees, foyer, Heistand Art Gallery.
For more information, contact Sally Lloyd, women's studies , 529-4616 or 529-6420, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also online at www.muohio.edu/womensstudies/genderviolence.html. -30-